Claire's Story: This is why we need affordable childcare

Once upon a time there was a girl called Claire. Claire had not yet had children. Claire harboured dreams of being a rich and successful Solicitor. Claire and her future husband figured that Claire would be the main breadwinner. They figured…

Poldark, Toxic Masculinity and Disordered Eating

A couple of weeks ago the Sunday Times printed an interview with Poldark actor Aidan Turner that attracted a considerable amount of coverage over the following days, most of it centred on the discussion of his diet and exercise regime. While…

Pro-life does not have to mean anti-choice: Supporting the continued criminalisation of abortion is not pro-life, it is anti-choice

The overwhelming ‘Yes’ vote in the Republic of Ireland which was announced on Saturday 26th May was a huge step forward for the rights of women in Ireland. The overwhelming majority with which the 'Yes' vote was won was inspirational and…

No More Stigma! Launching a new conversation by and about single parents

I was very much a reluctant member when I joined the single parent club 8 years ago. There are a multitude of different routes that take us into single parenthood, often they are difficult journeys strewn with pitfalls of heartbreak,…

Childcare For All Campaign

WRDA is one of a network of organisations that have come together to form the Childcare For All campaign. This campaign calls for universal, child-centred childcare that meets the needs of children, families, childcare workers and providers…

My Mum's experience with a paramedic who didn't trust her to represent her own experience of pain

I want to start this blog by saying that in the past year I’ve had more contact with the National Health Service than I’ve ever had in any other year, and certainly more than I would have liked, and while there are undoubtedly criticisms…

Northern Ireland has a Problem with Rape Culture

  Belfast has a problem with Rape Culture. Eating lunch, buying clothes or even just walking down the street, women in this city are met with a barrage of misogynistic material. Violence against women is made light of and women’s…

Changes To Automatic Enrolment Contributions

Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. This is called 'automatic enrolment'. If you employ at least one person you are an employer and you have certain legal…

Got something to say? We want to help you get heard!

If you are an opinionated feminist with something to say, we want to help you get heard! WRDA launched a brand new blog called Bold Women Blogging on Friday 2nd March 2018. Bold Women Blogging is a space where the next leaders of NI Feminism…

Volunteer

Volunteer Role Profile Volunteer role: Office Volunteer The organisation WRDA’s vision is of a fair and equal society where women are empowered and are a visible force for change and influence in all areas of life. WRDA’s mission,…